My name is BIG BEN!

St. Bernard Mix Dog for adoption in Salem, New Hampshire - BIG BEN
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Critter Cavalry Rescue New England - NH Chapter

Facts about BIG BEN

  • Breed: St. Bernard Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11185873

Big Ben came from a high kill shelter in Kentucky that CCR helps as often as possible due to their high overcrowding and euthanization rate.  Big Ben is a teenage pup who is the epitome of the definition “Big Goof Ball”.  When you first meet him the first thing you notice is that happy, goofy smile that is noticeably sprinkled with the most delicious freckles atop an adorable nose and well marked face.  We think our Big Ben is a Saint Bernard mix, and at 8 months old he already weighs 70 pounds.  He should reach the magic 100 pound mark sometime in his adulthood.  He needs some polishing as one would expect a discarded shelter dog to need.  The young ones like Big Ben start out with families as the typical “adorable puppy” and then they grow and they challenge the owners to train them to be good dogs.  But then for all the excuses in the world from the humans the puppy gets no training and has to raise itself which has poor results.  No training means; throw the dog out when it gets too big and has no real manners, dump it at the shelter where someone else will be expected to take them and finish what should have been done months or even years earlier.  Manners are easy to train if you are a good dog owner.  Big Ben will find that willing and determined family who will take his good nature and happy spirit and will show him how to be the great dog he has the potential to be.  He is a joy, he is our special designated GOOF BALL and really, who couldn’t love that face?  PLEASE NOTE:  Our dogs are transported from Tennessee to meeting places in the states where we have posted.  Further information about us is given on our Adopt-A-Pet site.  The adoption fees vary and will be provided as well as noted on the application you receive.  Contact us at 615-661-5333 or

About Critter Cavalry Rescue New England - NH Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a group of dedicated rescue people who want to save as many dogs and cats from the local shelters before they are euthanized. On the average....there are only 1 out of 10 animals that get adopted from a shelter. We are dedicated to helping increase pet adoptions by offering a shelter animal a foster home to go to while awaiting an adoptive family to find them on our Petfinder website. Won't you please adopt a shelter animal? Or won't you please help us foster a shelter animal while we are looking for their perfect home? What a gift you can give a dog or cat by giving them a place to feel safe and secure....a forever home or a foster home. Won't you help us at Critter Companion Rescue give them a chance to have a life?

Our Adoption Process...

Most all our dogs are fostered in Tennessee and transport up to the Northeast or New England. Our fees start at $500 and can be higher depending on the dog and circumstances for their vetting. All fees cover the health certificate, transportation up to designated places for families to pick up their pre-adopted dog, spay/neuter, rabies, all shots, fecal and dewormings, microchip, complete vet check up and 4 way heartworm test if dogs are older than 8 months.